Taupe is a beautiful warm earth tone that is very popular for interior use. Are you considering painting your walls taupe? Or have you seen a nice taupe sofa for your living room, but you don’t know how to combine it nicely? Have a look further for great ideas, useful tips and beautiful inspiration examples to use the color taupe in your interior!
The color taupe is also called the new gray. But compared to gray, taupe is a lot warmer, because it goes more towards brown. Some people confuse taupe with greige, a beige and grayish color. While they may look similar, taupe and greige have different undertones putting them into different color categories.
Taupe is therefore a color that is between gray and brown. There are therefore different taupe shades – from light taupe to dark taupe. For example, if you look at the RAL fan, you will see that there are different RAL colors very close to taupe. RAL 7002 Olive gray for example or RAL 7003 Moss gray, and also RAL 7006 Beige gray, RAL 7013 Brown gray, RAL 7030 Stone gray, RAL 7032 Pebble gray, RAL 7034 Yellow gray, RAL 7039 Quartz gray and RAL 7048 Pearl mouse gray. The lighter variants have a cooler look, while the darker variants feel a lot warmer.
Many people find it difficult to combine taupe with other colors. It is especially a very popular color, because it is a ‘neutral’ and natural color. And at the same time it is warmer than, for example, white and gray. Most people who choose taupe like to keep it neutral in their interior. This can be done by combining it with other neutral and natural colors. Taupe, for example, makes a very nice combination with white, gray and all kinds of earth tones.
Do you also like to use a little more color in your interior, other than neutral and natural tones? You can also do that in a very stylish way. There are plenty of colors that look great with taupe. Colors you might not expect at first, such as pink, yellow, blue and green. The trick is to find the right color tone for the relevant colors.
Its taupe walls’ popularity has skyrocketed over the past ten years. It is also a very nice color, especially if you are looking for a way to add more atmosphere and warmth to your interior. Unlike green walls or pink walls , taupe is of course more of a neutral earth tone. It is therefore a lot less pronounced if you decide to paint all walls taupe. Taupe is the perfect alternative to white and gray to create more warmth in your home. It is important to consider whether you want to go for a light or a dark taupe shade.
When it comes to the floor, taupe is not the most popular color. Popular floors are wood floors and laminate, which are of course just a wood tone. You can also combine this super nicely with taupe walls. But due to the rise of cast floors and linoleum floors, more and more people are opting for the color taupe.
Just like the walls, a taupe floor radiates more warmth and atmosphere than, for example, a gray or concrete-look cast floor. For example, you often see it in popular holiday destinations such as Ibiza, Mykonos and Bali. You can also think of taupe floor tiles, for example for the bathroom. Below we have placed some beautiful inspirational examples of interiors with a taupe colored floor.
The basis is formed by the floor and walls in the house. But you can of course also add the color taupe to your interior with the help of furniture. In fact, as we described above, you can combine taupe walls or a taupe floor very nicely with different taupe tones. For the living room you can think of a nice comfortable lounge sofa, TV furniture or coffee table. In the dining area you can let the color come back in the form of chairs or the dining table. And taupe cabinets can be super pretty too, whether it’s a small dresser, chest of drawers or a large custom wardrobe in the bedroom.
In addition to large furniture, such as the sofa, TV cabinet and cabinets, it is also nice to finish your interior with decoration accessories. Alternate taupe accessories with neutral colors such as gray and white. And combine with beautiful earth tones, such as beige and brown. In addition, it is also nice to create more contrast with colors such as black, green and blue. You can think of small accessories such as cushions and rugs, vases and plant pots, crockery and wall art, but you can also think of larger accessories to give taupe a more prominent role. Then taupe rugs, duvet covers and curtains are a very good idea.
Unlike taupe furniture and taupe walls, taupe is not a very popular kitchen color. Most people prefer a white or a gray kitchen. And lately, black kitchens have also become very popular. This doesn’t mean that taupe is an ugly or difficult color for the kitchen – in fact, taupe kitchens can be super pretty. Classic taupe kitchens are beautiful, but there are also very nice modern sleek kitchens in the color taupe.
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